The United Arab Emirates’ hereditary elites are trying to engineer an Enlightenment. Why?
Ebola reached an epidemic-level crisis because of government instability. It became manageable thanks to outside institutions.
Environmental devastation has been a consequence of war since time immemorial. Can we draw a line between necessary and gratuitous destruction? Where?
Should an Egyptian artifact be in a British museum? That question merits a broader conversation: does our cultural heritage belong to a people, a place, or the world?